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Jordan Cove Donates Big To Squash Measure Opposing Oregon LNG Terminal

The Coos Bay World | April 21, 2017 2:51 p.m. | Coos County, Oregon

Opponents to a proposed ballot measure that threatens pipeline and liquid natural gas projects are funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars into Coos County to ensure that the ordinance fails.

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Proposed Kalama Methanol Refinery Hits Snag In Permit Approval

OPB | April 20, 2017 10:37 a.m.

The Washington Department of Ecology wants more information before deciding whether to approve a shoreline permit for a controversial methanol refinery in Kalama.

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Northwest Nuclear Plant Penalized For Improperly Shipping Radioactive Waste

Northwest News Network | April 11, 2017 4:45 p.m.

The NRC said the Columbia Generating Station in southeast Washington improperly packaged, mislabeled and shipped too-hot radioactive waste.

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Life In A Town For Sale | Education Goals In The Oregon Legislature | Prison Lockdown | Oregon Dept. Of Energy

OPB | April 10, 2017 noon

A small town in Southern Oregon is for sale. What are the legislature's statewide education goals? How does the Oregon Dept. of Corrections handle riots? An overhaul of the state Department of Energy is being proposed.

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Oil Transport Safety Bill Clears Key Washington State House Committee

AP | March 31, 2017 2:11 p.m. | Olympia, Washington

The version that passed Thursday would raise the tax that is collected on crude oil received by vessel or trains by 2.5 cents a barrel, from 4 cents to 6.5 cents.

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Govs. Inslee And Brown Band Together To Challenge Trump's Energy Plans

OPB | March 25, 2017 4:28 p.m.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington are banding together in support of clean energy.

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Demolition Resumes At Hanford Plutonium Plant

AP | March 11, 2017 3:02 p.m. | Richland, Washington

Demolition of a major plutonium plant at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state has resumed after radioactive contamination was detected in a rubble pile.

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Port Of Vancouver Extends Oil Terminal Lease

OPB | March 7, 2017 6:55 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

A Vancouver project to build the largest oil-by-rail terminal in the country will continue for now.

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Seattle Votes To Divest From Wells Fargo Over Dakota Access Pipeline

AP | Feb. 7, 2017 3:45 p.m. | Seattle

The Seattle City Council has voted to cut ties with banking giant Wells Fargo over its role as a lender to the Dakota Access pipeline project as well as other business practices.

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Trump's Victory Creates Uncertainty For Renewable Energy Industry

AP | Jan. 22, 2017 9:57 a.m. | Honolulu

President Donald Trump has disputed climate change, pledged a revival of coal and disparaged wind power, and his nominee to head the Energy Department was once highly skeptical of the agency's value. What this means for states' efforts to promote renewable energy is an open question.

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Why A Small Texas Town Wants Oregon’s Nuclear Waste

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 19, 2017 3:45 p.m.

Communities from Oregon to New York may be clamoring to get nuclear waste out of their backyards, but one small town in west Texas is actively vying to store it.

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Desert Rain: Bend Home Meets Living Building Challenge

OPB | Jan. 14, 2017 9:40 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

Tom Elliott and Barbara Scott have constructed the first single-family home to meet the Living Building Challenge.

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Portland Council Unanimously Approves Bulk Fossil Fuel Terminal Ban

OPB | Dec. 14, 2016 4:16 p.m. | Portland

The Portland City Council adopted a package of bills Wednesday aimed at reducing the city’s reliance on fossil fuels and cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

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FERC Denies Re-Hearing For Jordan Cove LNG Terminal Near Coos Bay

The Coos Bay World | Dec. 9, 2016 3:19 p.m.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission decided in March to deny a permission to build a 234-mile-long interstate pipeline that would end in an export terminal in Jordan Cove.

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California Company Plans Oregon Solar Power Farm

AP | Dec. 1, 2016 11:40 a.m. | Baker City, Oregon

A California-based company hopes to start construction on a 23-acre solar power farm in eastern Oregon within the next few years.

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Police Advance On Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camp

AP | Oct. 27, 2016 12:47 p.m. | Cannon Ball, North Dakota

Armed soldiers and law enforcement officers dressed in riot gear and driving trucks, military Humvees and buses moved in Thursday to force Dakota Access pipeline protesters off private land.

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How Lakes Can Work Like Batteries That Charge The Electricity Grid

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 5, 2016 1:45 p.m. | Klamath Falls, Oregon

A project in Oregon’s Klamath County is aiming to complement renewable energy development in the Northwest by creating a giant water battery.

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Hanford Archive Allows Peek Into Secrecy, Urgency Of Wartime

Northwest News Network | Sept. 27, 2016 2:54 p.m.

For decades, artifacts of life and work from the Manhattan Project and Cold War era at Hanford have been locked away. Now, these historical items are headed to museums and schools.

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How Dakota Access Pipeline Affects The Northwest

OPB | Sept. 9, 2016 4:38 p.m.

Carina Miller, a Warm Springs tribal council member, took in the back-and-forth Dakota Access Pipeline news all while driving back to Oregon from the protest.

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Oregon Offshore Wind Project Stalls

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 9, 2016 1:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The company behind the project has asked federal regulators to stop processing its lease application.